This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ...
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This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English beauty Grace McAlister and the affair that young Alan witnesses developing between Grace and East. Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him.Written by
The film was nominated for two AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards in 1992 including Best Cinematography (James Bartle) and won one gong for Best Young Actor Award for Alexander Outhred who played Alan Marshall. See more »
I read over some of the comments written about this movie prior to actually seeing it myself and after seeing the movie I wonder if some of these people saw the same movie I did. I kept reading about the movie and hearing about the nudity and the sex scenes between Grace and East and about Russell Crowe never the main character himself. The movie is not about Russell Crowe's Character, East it is about Alan and the coming of age of a crippled boy and how he deals with his handicap, girls, maturity, family, friends and sex. East is his idol and actually plays a small role in this film. Personally I think this was a very well done film about Alan with Russell (East) and Charlotte (Grace) playing great supporting roles. I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in a very well done and at times humorous film about a boy coming of age. And for those people concerned about the brief skinny dipping scene in the beginning. You can not see everything on Russell Crowe and the one sex scene between Russell (East) and Charlotte (Grace) is nothing more than you would see on any of the daytime Soaps.
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